Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eagle Scout

Today was Ethan's Eagle Scout Court of Honor!
We are so proud of him.

Here is a little of what I said at the ceremony (excluding a poem)...

Ethan started scouting as a Tiger Cub in 1st grade.  I remember how much fun he had making his Pinewood Derby Car and his sailboat for the Raingutter Regatta.  Even though they were never that pretty, he was proud because he made them all by himself.  He even won a few regattas. 

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that he crossed over to Boy Scouts and attended Bartle for the first time.  It was so hard to see him leave for 10 days (even though his dad was with him), but we both survived.  Now he looks forward to Bartle each year.

He served as Den Chief for his younger brother’s den for 5 years.   He has also served as AssistantPatrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and is currently serving as the Senior Patrol Leader.

 I am thankful for all the wonderful things he has learned and experienced in Scouts the last 10 years and the quality time he has got to spend with his Dad.  I am also very proud of all his hard work and dedication in Scouts and earning the honor of Eagle.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photos and more

Lots to catch up on!

Here is an abbreviated version...
Heidi had a fun birthday!  Devin's ENT appointment went great.  He has to go back in about another month for a hearing test.  Grandpa and Grandma M. came and spent a week with us (loved it).  We enjoyed a Royal's game with them.  Spencer's MRI amazed us - his spine is healthy.  He will have knee surgery Nov. 19th to help straighten his leg! I attended a wonderful Women's conference with speaker Beth Guckenberger!!!  We had fun at our church's festival, and we went to an Apple Festival and pumpkin patch.

As you can tell, we have been enjoying the weather and having lots of fun!